Fellowships and Opportunities for Graduate Students

Columbia doctoral students can apply for paid fellowship opportunities at the CTL that provide them with sustained professional development experience. Columbia doctoral students can also apply for other paid professional development opportunities, in which they are trained and supported by CTL to offer teaching support services to peers. Priority is given to applicants who have previously participated in CTL institutes or fellowship programs.

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Graduate students can sign up for the CTL email list to receive timely updates on professional development opportunities.

Lead Teaching Fellows

The Lead Teaching Fellow (LTF) program is an interdisciplinary professional development initiative for Columbia doctoral students. LTFs earn stipends for producing teaching-related events and workshops in their home departments.

Teaching Observation Fellows

Teaching Observation Fellows are Columbia University doctoral students who work closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning and with each other during the academic year to better design, implement, and assess elements of teaching.

CIRTL at Columbia

The CIRTL Fellow is an instrumental component of Columbia’s institutional partnership with the CIRTL network. This fellowship provides a leadership opportunity on campus, as well as exposure to STEM leaders across 43 institutions for a select STEM graduate student.

Non-fellowship Paid Opportunities

CTL Microteaching Facilitator

Priority given to former Lead Teaching Fellows, Teagle Fellows, Peer Teaching Consultants, and Teaching Observation Fellows

Application period: Applications for 2018-19 microteaching facilitators are currently closed.
Pay: $100/session. One consultation consists of approximately four hours work, which includes set-up, running the session, and authoring a brief follow-up report to participants.
Expected commitment: Hired Microteaching Facilitators should be available to run a minimum of five sessions over the course of the academic year. A two-hour training session (paid) is required for new Microteaching Facilitators.
Description: Microteaching Facilitators run sessions in which 3-4 participants deliver short samples of instruction and receive feedback from the facilitator and other session participants. Facilitators follow a structured process and use materials created at the CTL; sometimes they also capture and replay video footage during the session. After a session, they author and distribute a brief follow-up report.

CTL Graduate Student Teaching Consultant

Opportunity open to former Teagle Fellows, Peer Teaching Consultants, and Teaching Observation Fellows.

Application period: Applications accepted through September 1, 2018.  Application link
Pay: $100/consultation. One consultation consists of approximately four hours work:  pre-observation communication, classroom observation, post-observation debrief.
Expected commitment: Hired Teaching Consultants are expected to complete a minimum of five observations over the course of the academic year. Former Teagle Fellows and PTCs must complete an orientation to the CTL teaching observation service before going on an observation.
Description: Working in pairs, Teaching Consultants provide observation services to participants in various CTL programs, as well as any other instructor at Columbia who requests a teaching observation through the CTL. These observations are structured, confidential, formative, and overseen by CTL staff.

The CTL is here for graduate students.

The Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning provides an array of support for graduate students in both their current and future teaching responsibilities.